Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Quote: Samuel Johnson on Objections

"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome."
- Samuel Johnson

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Historical Apologist: G.K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was a prolific, imaginative writer in many fields, today best known as a Christian apologist and for his Father Brown detective stories.

Some of Chesterton's most-read works include Orthodoxy, Heretics, The Everlasting Man, and The Man Who Was Thursday. He was a major influence on C. S. Lewis.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 23.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Excellent Theology and Apologetics Audio MP3 Resource

The excellent theology website Monergism has updated and redesigned their MP3 library.

Be sure to check it out for a plethora of useful resources for both theology and apologetics.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Featured Podcast: Intelligent Design the Future

Intelligent Design the Future is The Discovery Institute's podcast covering various aspects of intelligent design and evolution. It features interviews with key scientists and scholars developing the theory.

Worth listening to to keep up with what's going on in the scientific arena involving evolutionary theory and intelligent design research.

Subscribe in iTunes here.

Also recommended is the website

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Beyond the Big Bang - William Lane Craig MP3 Audio

Dr. William Lane Craig discusses Big Bang cosmology and its implications. This lecture is here.

The transcript and outline can be found here. This lecture is just a small sample of the great resources available at the European Leadership Forum.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Apologetics Course with Rob Bowman MP3 Audio

Reclaiming the Mind Ministries presents Introduction to Apologetics, taught by Rob Bowman.

Part 1a | Part 1b | Part 2a | Part 2b | Part 3a | Part 3b | Part 3c | Part 4a | Part 4b | Part 5a | Part 5b | Part 6a | Part 6b | Part 7a | Part 7b | Part 8a | Part 8b | Part 9a | Part 9b

Course syllabus PDF here.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Historical Apologist: C.S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was a Belfast-born English literary critic, novelist, and Christian apologist. The popularity and simplicity of Lewis's philosophical apologetics belie the intellectual depth of his work. His Mere Christianity is probably the most successful work of Christian apologetics of the twentieth century, and his Narnia books are beloved by children and adults for their wonderful blend of charm, fantasy, and theological insight.

Lewis grappled with the problem of evil in The Problem of Pain and with supernaturalism in Miracles. The Abolition of Man focuses on the importance of emotion and objective moral truths to our understanding of human nature.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 68.

Friday, August 22, 2008

History of Philosophy and Christian Thought - MP3 Audio

This is an excellent apologetics resource: 36 lectures by John Frame on The History of Philosophy & Christian Thought.

Available through this iTunes link.

This is a course from Reformed Theological Seminary. There are many other good lectures available through iTunesU.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Christopher Hitchens Book Review by Paul Manata - MP3 Audio

Paul Manata appears on The Narrow Mind podcast with a review of Christopher Hitchens' book God is Not Great.

This is a series of podcast episodes that you can get by subscribing to The Narrow Mind podcast on iTunes.

You can download the first 8 episodes of the book review directly:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

Be sure to check out for more good resources.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

PDF Download: Craig vs. Ehrman Resurrection Debate Transcript

Is There Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus? This is the transcript of the debate between William Lane Craig and Bart D. Ehrman.

Download PDF transcript here.

The audio for the debate can be found here.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Cosmological Argument: An Interview with David Beck MP3 Audio

In this interview, Dr. David Beck discusses arguments for God's existence — can we make sense of the universe without a God or does it only make sense with a God? Dr. Beck is Professor of Philosophy at Liberty University.

Download MP3 here.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Relativism: Interview with Dr. Paul Copan MP3 Audio

In this interview, Dr. Paul Copan discusses the idea of relativism. Culture says: "it may be true for you but it's not true for me." Listen as arguments such as belief in God's existence are discussed. Dr. Copan is Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Palm Beach, Florida.

Download MP3 here.

More good stuff from


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Historical Apologist: William Paley

William Paley (1743-1805) was an English theologian and philosopher whose version of the argument from design was a prominent aspect of nineteenth-century natural theology.

Paley's version includes an extended analogy in which a person who has never before seen a watch finds one and concludes that the mechanism must have been designed by an intelligent being.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 87.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Featured Podcast: Unbelievable?

This featured podcast is called Unbelievable?

This program features guests from all walks of life, talking about the differences between their beliefs. An atheist, agnostic or person of another faith appears each week to discuss their views on the world and why they don't believe in Jesus. At the same time, a Christian guest is given the opportunity to defend the faith.

Go to the website or subscribe in iTunes.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Radio Interview with Norman Geisler MP3 Audio

Christian apologist Norman Geisler is interviewed on the radio program Unbelievable? as part of their "American Masters of Apologetics" series.

Be sure to visit Premier Christian Radio.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Radio Interview with Dr. Phil Fernandes MP3 Audio

This episode of Truth Talk Live has an interview with apologist Dr. Phil Fernandes, the president of The Institute of Biblical Defense. He has debated Michael Martin, Jeff Lowder, Dan Barker, & other atheists. In this episode, he talks about how to share Christ with an atheist.

MP3 audio here.

Check out his article in Decision Magazine here.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Radio Interview with Alvin Plantinga MP3 Audio

Christian Philosopher Alvin Plantinga is interviewed on the radio program Unbelievable? as part of their "American Masters of Apologetics" series.

Be sure to visit Premier Christian Radio.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Radio Interview with William Lane Craig MP3 Audio

William Lane Craig is interviewed on the radio program Unbelievable? as part of their "American Masters of Apologetics" series.

Be sure to visit Premier Christian Radio.


Saturday, August 09, 2008

Gary Habermas: State of the Apologetics Today - MP3 Audio

Dr. Gary Habermas was recently interviewed on the UK radio show Unbelievable?. During this interview, he not only describes his methodology in detail, but discusses the state of Christian Apologetics in the world today.

Here is the entire single MP3.

Taken from More of his audio here.

This is part of a series on Premier Christian Radio called, "American Masters of Apologetics".


Friday, August 08, 2008

Historical Apologist: Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) was a French philosopher, mathematician and physicist whose writings about Christianity have had a profound influence. In his posthumously published Pensees, Pascal brilliantly analyzed the ambiguities of the human situation and made a case for belief in a world where human reason cannot achieve absolute certainty.

One argument much discussed is "Pascal's Wager," in which he claimed that the eternal good that may be obtained through faith in God makes it prudentially rational to opt for faith even if objective certainty cannot be obtained.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 89.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Need for Apologetics by Norman Geisler

Norman Geisler presents an excellent talk about the need for apologetics. This may be a useful tool for those new to apologetics. It may also be a good outline to borrow for giving an introductory talk at your church.

The article is here.
The PDF is here.
Get Norman Geisler resources at his website, ImpactApologetics.
More great resources at


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ravi Zacharias MP3 Archive

Ravi Zacharias has a treasure trove of MP3 audio available at his radio archive, found here. Here you will find hundreds of hours of lectures, talks, and radio program archives.

Excellent stuff.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The God Delusion & the Human Illusion - MP3 Audio by Jim Paul

The God Delusion & the Human Illusion - a critique of scientistic atheism.

This lecture on MP3 by Jim Paul is one of the audio resources found over at the L'Abri website.


Monday, August 04, 2008

Historical Jesus vs Historical Muhammed MP3 Audio

This lecture discusses the differences between the historical Jesus and the Jesus presented in the Qur’an, as well as the historical Muhammed.

This lecture is by Andy Bannister and Jay Smith.

More details found here.
MP3 Download here.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

Featured Apologetics Resource: Ravi Zacharias Ministries

Ravi Zacharias is a notable Christian apologist and world-wide speaker. His website has some good podcasts available:

Let My People Think and Just Thinking.

Video Q&A is also available.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Historical Apologist: St. Augustine

Augustine (354-430) was a philosopher and theologian and the most famous and influential of the church fathers for the Latin (Western) church. After his conversion, memorably described in his Confessions, Augustine became a priest and soon a bishop in Hippo in northern Africa.

His most famous writings include On the Trinity and City of God, in which he described human history as an ongoing struggle between two kingdoms - the city of God and the city of man.

Augustine is the preeminent member of the great tradition of Christian Platonism, and his thought had an enormous impact both on the Scholastics of the medieval period and on the Protestant Reformers.1

1. C.Stephen Evans, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002), p. 14.

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